The weather in Washington D.C. varies with the season and walkability of the region can be affected by severe weather and temperatures. Hot, humid summer conditions can result in heat-related illnesses. Severe thunderstorms that occur with the warm weather can also pose a hazard and should be avoided. Cold winter temperatures accompanied by snow can create a danger of frostbite and icy conditions. Good outerwear and footwear mitigate the dangers of long winter walks with your pooch.
The terrain is flat and there are no significant hills to climb in the region, so pets and people of all ability levels can go for a stroll without facing a steep climb. Streets in the area are heavily trafficked and dog walkers need to keep their pets leashed. Sidewalks line streets and some paths are brick and add character to the neighborhood. Dog walkers and pups don’t have to share the road with traffic.
The neighborhood does not have a lot of natural landscaping and it is heavily paved. Hot concrete can be hard on your pup's paws, so dog boots may be a good idea to protect your pet's feet.
Milian Park is small neighborhood park located on the south side of the community with green lawns, trees, and paved paths. It sits across the road from Chinatown Park, located in the adjacent community, which is a more open park for a quick stroll on some soft grassy areas.
Many larger parks and natural areas are a short drive away and provide long trails to visit with your dog including Rock Creek Park, Glover Archbold Park, and the United State National Arboretum.